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Civil War cannon shell tops Roto-Rooter list of weirdest finds in America's drains

(Cincinnati-AP) December 28, 2005 - Clearing out America's clogged drains, you find everything but the kitchen sink.

Roto-Rooter has compiled a list of the strangest items its technicians found in toilets, pipes and trenches over the last year.

Topping the list is a live Civil War cannon shell discovered by a Roto-Rooter crew digging up a Mississippi sewer main. An Army Ordnance disposal team took it away.

There was also a cat, rescued after 24 hours in a North Carolina storm sewer.

And, Roto-Rooter's Number three is a collection of GI Joes, sent down an Illinois toilet by a three-year-old. When he couldn't get them back, he flushed several Matchbox cars after them. In all, 15 toys were recovered.

Posted 10:36am by Bryce Mursch

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